On August 22 2021, the International IFPA (“IFPA”) participated in an international conference hosted by the Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry (“Chamber”).
The Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established in 1963, is one of the oldest chambers of commerce in the Gulf region and bringing together more than 75 thousand members. The entity currently has the mission to support the comprehensive and sustainable development of the business at the national and global levels, as well as protecting the commercial, industrial and other interests of its members representing the private sector.
The opening session was launched with keynote speeches from H.E. Mr. Arman Issagaliyev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the State of Qatar, H.E. Mr. Mohamed Bin Ahmed Twar Al Kuwari, the Co-Chairman of the Kazakhstan-Qatar Business Council, H.E. Mr. Ruslan Manatayev, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Parties pointed out that Qatari-Kazakhstan relations are witnessing a remarkable development in all fields, especially in trade, economic and investment sectors.
Kazakhstan Deputy Minister of Agriculture H.E. Mr.Ruslan Manatayev noted that the government is implementing a development programme for the agricultural sector in the country that has resulted in many opportunities for investment in this vital sector, “there are about 5 million square kilometers of arable land with the availability of groundwater that makes the agricultural sector attractive for investment”, noted a Deputy Minister.
The Director General and CEO of IFPA, H.E. Sheikh Bilal Khan presented in the first panel session entitled “Prospects of Trade, Economic and Investment Cooperation between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the State of Qatar”, who discussed opportunities for business cooperation between Kazakhstan and Qatar in agri-food trade and investment through the platform of International IFPA and mentioned that “such meetings help us identify areas of opportunity and growth partnership through trade exports and investments to diversify the portfolio of assets suitable for Qatari and Kazakh markets”.
Some key investments and trade opportunities between two countries were particularly discussed by Mr.Yernar Zhanadil, Managing Director for Investment, Privatization and International Cooperation-Member of the Management Board, Samruk-Kazyna JSC; Mr. Mierzhan Yusupov, CEO, JSC NC KAZAKH INVEST; Mr. Kanat Kudaibergen, CEO, JSC NMC Tau-Ken Samruk; Askhat Omarov, Member of the Board of Directors, BI Group; Mr.Mukhtar Nurzhigitov, Vice-President, Olzha Agro LLP; Mr.Danila Kotelnikov, General Director, Evotech CA.